Nosheen Kanwal has created history by becoming the first female SHO of the Railways Police Station in Lahore.
She has received this honour under the policy of IG Railways to promote the participation of woman officers in the field posting, as per SP Railways Maaz Zafar.
This is the first time in history that a female officer has been appointed as SHO in the railways police, Lahore. In recent times, the police have encouraged and promoted deserving female officers to enable them to carry out their duties actively and encourage other candidates to join the force.
Earlier, the Islamabad Police announced that they will recruit transgender officers. This announcement was not only appreciated by the trans community but also on social media.
Many social activists and trans rights activists expressed their happiness and praised the capital administration for implementing this. They believe that this will help the community secure jobs so that they can feed themselves and their families.
Moreover, this will help individuals who are a part of the transgender community to step away from professions that are frowned upon in society including begging and prostitution.
A couple of months ago, a police station in Quetta, Balochistan appointed its first female SHO – Sobia Khanam.
Khanum was appointed by Abdul Khaliq Sheikh as an officer-in-charge at the Cantt Police Station in Quetta. The IGP, on this occasion, stated that women officers were performing their duties with professionalism.
Moreover, the Balochistan Government inaugurated the province’s first women’s police station in March of this year. On the other hand, to improve facilities for them, 22 female officers attended a high-level annual police training conference on crimes against women in Dallas, Texas, in May.